Headlines for Friday, July 11, 2003

  • Howard's Hidden Truth No Secret in Lexington

    Trainer Neil Howard looks forward to Saratoga later this month, but he still has business at Belmont Park with his up-and-coming 3-year-old turf standout Hidden Truth in Sunday's Lexington Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Congaree, 2-1 favorite in Hollywood Gold Cup.

    Congaree, Harlan's Holiday Head Gold Cup

    On farewell day to Laffit Pincay Jr., a competitive Gold Cup (gr. I), worth $750,000, tops a three-stakes card at Hollywood Park Sunday that includes the $400,000 Swaps (gr. II) and the $250,000 A Gleam Invitational (gr. II).

  • Jockey Gomez Bailed out of Jail

    Jockey Garrett Gomez, who was arrested in Riverside County, Calif., on July 3 for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance, as well as for a failure to appear violation from a previous arrest in Los Angeles County, was released from custody early Friday morning after posting $20,000 bail.

  • Jockey Gomez Arrested on Drug Charges

    Jockey Garrett Gomez, who was arrested in Riverside County, Calif., on July 3 for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance, as well as for a failure to appear violation from a previous arrest in Los Angeles County, was released from custody early Friday morning after posting $20,000 bail.

  • Choisir, leading to the wire in the Golden Jubilee, has been purchased by Coolmore Stud.

    Coolmore Purchases Sprint Star Choisir

    Australian sprint sensation Choisir has been purchased by Coolmore Stud - subject to a veterinary inspection - following his excellent effort in yesterday's Darley July Cup. The son of rising star Danehill Dancer will go into quarantine in Ireland before shuttling to Coolmore Australia for the upcoming stud season.

  • Demolition that is part of phase II of the Churchill Downs renovation plan began Friday with the colonnade at gate 10, constructed in 1924.

    Churchill Downs Renovation Off and Running

    The second phase of Churchill Downs' $121 million renovation project took another step forward on July 11 as the demolition of a large section of the historic track's clubhouse began.

  • Louisiana Slots Revenue to Fund LSU Equine Program

    The Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP) at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) will receive funds from tax revenue generated from slot machines placed in racetracks throughout the state, part of a bill recently passed in the Louisiana Legislature.